Welcome to Aroostook County, Maine

What do you think of when you hear the word "Maine?" Does your mind conjure up images of ruby red lobster dinners, rocky coasts with tall lighthouses, windowsills crammed with piping hot blueberry pies and charming coastal communities with pahking lots full of cahs? Now, forget just about everything you thought you knew and cross the line into Maine's northernmost county, a land that couldn't be further away from the bustle of downstate.

Truth be told, Aroostook County has everything wonderful that you'd expect from the State of Maine. From friendly local folks to sumptuous restaurants, shopping destinations and breathtaking outdoor amenities, it is a peaceful borderland where time passes slower, refreshing evening breezes linger longer and sunsets sizzle for endless stretches. Step back into the way Maine used to be and take a deep breath of fresh pine and balsam-heavy air: Aroostook County is a place for rejuvenating and reconnecting with life's simple pleasures.

Aroostook, named from a Native American word meaning “Beautiful River” is aptly nicknamed the “The Crown of Maine” partly because of its geographic location but more because of the breathtaking experiences that await you. Known by several different names, including, “The Last Frontier of the East” or by many Mainers as just “The County,” Northern Maine instills memories that not even time can fade.

Bordering the provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick, geographically it is the largest county east of the Mississippi and in fact is larger than the States of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined.

Featured Stories
One of The County's most beautiful places, this remote section of the North Maine woods provides some great opportunities for hiking,...more>
Formerly known as the Route 11 Scenic Byway this is a unique traveling experience. The corridor is 38 miles (61 Km) long and includes the...more>
In the 1890s, only 50 years after the County was founded, the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad began carrying Boston’s wealthy elite to the...more>
Events
12/13/19

Victorian Christmas at the Estey

Take a stroll through small Victorian house decked out for Christmas

12/14/19

Victorian Christmas at the Estey

Take a stroll through small Victorian house decked out for Christmas

7/29/20 7/31/20

St. Croix River Canoe Trip, 3 Days

Family friendly 3 day canoe trip fully outfitted and guided. Great wilderness scenery, easy...

8/2/20 8/9/20

Women's Full Moon Holistic Canoe Retreat; a paddling expedition in the North Maine Woods

Focusing on Women's Empowerment; journey into mindfulness,qigong, forest therapy & sisterhood...

8/9/20 8/12/20

Allagash Canoe Trip, 4 Days

Allagash canoe trips are popular with families and our best trip for spotting moose!

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Deals
11/16/19 12/31/19

Alouette Beach Resort's Prepare To Blast Off New Year's Special

Package Includes: • A 2 night stay in a standard economy, luxury studio or 1 or 2 bedroom luxury suite • Dinner for two on Monday Dec. 30, 5:30-8:00 pm. See menu below. • Complimentary breakfast each morning of your stay in the Alouette Cafe • Join in the...

11/28/19 12/12/19

Alouette Beach Black Friday Special

Stay 2 consecutive nights between Nov. 28 and Dec. 12 and receive a $25 gift card for the Maine Mall. Stay 3 consecutive nights and receive a $50 gift card to the Maine Mall. PLUS enjoy complimentary breakfast from our Alouette Café each morning of your...

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